Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC) – R 1.1/5 4.62
NCIS (CBS) 1.0/5 11.04
The Voice (NBC) – S 1.0/5 6.68
The Resident (FOX) 0.7/4 3.82
Dogs of the Year (The CW) – S 0.2/1 0.95
9 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) – F 1.3/7 8.64
FBI (CBS) 0.8/4 8.41
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (ABC) – R 0.8/4 3.24
Empire (FOX) 0.7/4 2.57
Arrow (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.39
9:30 p.m. Shrek the Halls (ABC) – R 0.7/4 2.64
10 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.9/5 7.05
The Conners (ABC) – R 0.4/3 1.88
10:30 p.m. Bless This Mess (ABC) – R 0.3/2 1.54


The season finale of “The Voice” carried NBC to a primetime ratings win Tuesday night.

A special season recap episode of “The Voice” kicked the night off for NBC with a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49. The show’s 2-hour season finale followed it with a 1.3 rating and 8.64 million viewers, not only winning the night in the 18-49 demo, but also marking a one-tenth uptick from its 1.2 rating last Tuesday.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “NCIS” returned from a 2-week break with a 1.0 rating – down a tenth from its last episode – and raked in the largest audience of the night (11.04 million viewers). “FBI” returned by similarly ticking down from a 0.9 to a 0.8, while “NCIS: New Orleans” went the other way, rising from its previous outing’s 0.8 to a 0.9.

On FOX, “The Resident” returned from a week off with a 0.7, also down from its last outing’s 0.8 rating. “Empire,” however, came back with the same 0.7 as its most recent episode.

Meanwhile, it was a night of holiday specials and reruns for ABC, starting with”A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which won the night’s 8 p.m. hour with a 1.1 rating. The “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” and “Shrek the Halls” specials followed “Charlie Brown” with 0.8 and 0.7 ratings, respectively. Rounding out the night, the CW’s “Dogs of the Year” special generated a 0.2 rating with 951,000 viewers.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.2/6 0.9/5 0.8/4 0.7/4 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.99 8.83 3.09 3.19 0.67



Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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